October 31st, 2012
07:44 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Superstorm Sandy has left millions without power and a trail of devastation in its wake.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest developments on the storm.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Sandy briefings and radar

9:35 am ET - Ryan in Wisconsin - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan resumes campaigning with a tour of his home state, starting with a stop in Eau Claire.  He'll also speak in Green Bay at 12:45 pm ET and Racine at 3:45 pm ET.

11:10 am ET - Romney back on campaign trail - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney also gets back to campaigning, and he has some high-power surrogates backing him up on his Florida trip.  Sen. Marco Rubio and former governor Jeb Bush join Romney at an event in Tampa.

11:35 am ET - Biden in Florida - Vice President Joe Biden is also stumping for votes in Florida, starting with an event in Sarasota.  He'll also speak in Ocala at 3:10 pm ET.

2:00 pm ET - World Series parade - The San Francisco Giants mark their World Series win with a parade through the city.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

 


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  1. Ling Cho

    Happy Halloween everyone.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Benn

    : ) I have a fake stomach on to make me look like Santa Claus. Oooooops – it isn't fake : ) Happy Hslloween : )

    October 31, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    Happy Halloween to you too @ Ling Cho. Though at this time we are hardly celebrating.

    October 31, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    With elections a few days away, economic woes and related challenges needing urgent attention here in Europe and indeed the world, I hope wisdom prevails.
    Although the Israeli DM says that Iran is" moving away from a nuclear bomb goal" that madman and a threat to world peace Netanyahu said in an interview to a French news paper on Oct.30 " A war with Iran would be good for Arabs".
    Well my prayers are that we do not do the usual "We hear and obey" act and plunge this nation into another catastrophe on his bidding.

    October 31, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Good morning, saywhat.
      Our current President is smart enough to ignore the "we hear and obey" garbage; i sincerely hope that we retain the POTUS that doesn't listen to the wardrums beating.

      Happy Halloween.

      October 31, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Actually...Netanyahu just said something publicly that Arab League leaders wouldn't dare.

      October 31, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It was mid-October and I was waiting for my wife, Julie, at the checkout at Walmart supermarket in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, I noticed that someone had left behind their broom.

    When no one came to claim it, I went outside to search for a couple I remembered seeing at the cashier's desk. I spotted them getting into their truck and hurried over.

    'Excuse me,' I said to the young woman, 'but did you by any chance leave your broom inside?'
    'No,' she retorted quickly and with a smile, 'we came by truck.'

    October 31, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An extremely modest man was in the hospital for a series of tests, which had left his bodily systems extremely upset. Upon making several false alarm trips to the bathroom, he decided the latest episode was another and stayed put.

    He suddenly filled his bed with a mess and was embarrassed beyond his ability to remain rational. In a complete loss of composure he jumped out of bed, gathered up the bed sheets, and threw them out the hospital window.

    A drunk was walking by the hospital when the sheets landed on him. He started yelling, cursing, and swinging his arms violently trying to get the unknown things off, and ended up with the soiled sheets in a tangled
    pile at his feet. As the drunk stood there staring down at the sheets, a
    hospital security guard who watched the whole incident walked up and asked,

    "What the heck is going on?"

    The drunk, still staring down, replied:

    "I think I just beat the crap out of a ghost."

    October 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    THE THIRTEEN DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

    On the first day of Halloween
    My postman brought to me,
    A Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the second day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the third day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the fourth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the fifth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the sixth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the seventh day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the eighth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Eight freaky franks,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the ninth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Nine reapers reaping,
      Eight freaky franks,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the tenth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Ten skulls a-smoking,
      Nine reapers reaping,
      Eight freaky franks,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the eleventh day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Eleven coffins creaking,
      Ten skulls a-smoking,
      Nine reapers reaping,
      Eight freaky franks,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the twelfth day of Halloween,
      My postman brought to me,
      Twelve skeletons a-dancing,
      Eleven coffins creaking,
      Ten skulls a-smoking,
      Nine reapers reaping,
      Eight freaky franks,
      Seven scary pumpkins,
      Six hooting owls,
      Five witches riding brooms,
      Four spo oky ghosts,
      Three black cats,
      Two walking mummies,
      And a Gho-o-o-ul in a dead tree.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      On the thirteenth day of Halloween,

      Before this could happen ...

      ... I Moved!

      October 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Your postman is ticked off at not getting a Christmas tip last year, Rawr...

    October 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      But I left him one of those foot long summer sausages. Who could ask for anything more ?!

      October 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      He wanted a three-foot one...?

      October 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      The 3 footer wouldn't fit in the mail box.

      October 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      However did all of the things that the postman brought you for the 13 days of Halloween fit is a mere 3 foot summer sausage wouldn't?

      October 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      But see, he conjured up all the hoodoo magic that is associated w/haloween and "micro"-managed the entire shipment.

      October 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah) happy halloween. Thank you again for the diddies. lol YOU could have folded it in half?lol

    October 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hello Mama

      I see you've returned to your familiar name. Why did you drop the Obama Mama ?

      October 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A woman whose husband often came home drunk decided to cure him of the habit. One Halloween night, she put on a devil suit and hid behind a tree to intercept him on the way home. When her husband came by, she jumped out and stood before him with her red horns, long tail, and pitchfork.

    "Who are you?" he asked.

    "I'm the Devil," she responded.

    "Well, come on home with me," he said, "I married your sister.

    October 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    When a young assistant of the orthopedic surgeon was bringing skeleton which had to be presented in the doctor's office she stopped at the red light and became aware of everyone gazing at her inquisitively. She gave them her best smile and said," I am bringing him to the doctor." An old lady said sympathetically, "My dear! It's kind of late for the doctor, is not it?"

    October 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. saywhat

    Hi@banasy@bobcat@Bombo @Scottish Mama
    Sandy has left our hearts heavy and even
    @bobcat would be hard put to uplift our spirits. Thanks though friend for trying.
    No @Bombo
    Arabs rulers say & do as we tell them to do. They don't shy away from this Iran phobia that lets them buy even more arms from us.

    October 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ saywhat

      I really feel terrible for the plight of all our citizens right now. I can fully understand what everyone who was effected are feeling.
      My wishes are for a speedy recovery for everyone. And if you can muster the ability, which is a very hard thing to do, do try to look at a lighter side. It can make things somewhat better.
      If you have been affected, it is what it is. All we can do now is fight the good fight and form some normalcy in your life. It sounds unreasonable right now, but trust me, it will turn around.

      October 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    Words of wisdom and excellent jokes from our bobcat(iah) My heart aches for the Jersey shore and NYC. I hope the outlook on getting the subway up and running isn't being overly optimistic. Congrats to Governor Christie as he graciously worked with the President. No matter what side of the political fence one is on both of these gentlemen are handling this disaster with dignity and grace.

    October 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    Yea i finally got through to my daughter. They got their power back on about 6:30 ET. And just minor wind damage to their home. Special prayers @ saywhat and family. And im praying for @ Mary also, as i still havent seen her posting, hope shes ok.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Slick Willie

    Why haven't the reports from Atlantic City not include one story about the casinos? There is no way they could have been left unharmed

    November 1, 2012 at 6:24 am | Report abuse | Reply

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